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Old 05-07-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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which projector is good for simple classroom projection should be linux compatible


Looking for a LCD projector, which is good for simple classroom projection should be linux compatible and should cost under 500 USD

I have zeroed on Infocus X6
http://www.amazon.com/InFocus-X6-DLP.../dp/B000YSY5K4

I want to know whether this is linux (fedora 10) compatible ..also Infocus site says this model is discontinued... will it be a prob to get lamp replacement at a latter date?

Looking for a LCD projector, which is good for simple classroom projection should be linux compatible and should cost under 500 USD

I have zeroed on Infocus X6
http://www.amazon.com/InFocus-X6-DLP.../dp/B000YSY5K4

I want to know

# whether this is linux (fedora 10) compatible

# Infocus site says this model is discontinued...
will it be a prob to get lamp replacement at a latter date?

# Also 800x600 resolution good for class room projection ?


# which is the most preferred and compatible LCD projector on Fedora ?



Please help me .. thanks in advance
 
Old 05-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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A projector is just a monitor to a computer. As long as your video card can connect to it and supports the resolution you want to use, it should just work. Now that may not mean that it works out of the box. But it should work.

You should probably look for a projector that supports 1920x1080 these days. Or at least 1280x720. 800x600 should work, but how big is your projection going to be? How big is the classroom? I've never really been a fan of projection. You have to dim the room lights. They only last about six months continuous before a bulb burns out and they're expensive to replace. You could probably get a 42" LCD / HDTV these days for $500. And if your classroom isn't that big it should suffice. And you don't have to dim the lights.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 02:33 PM   #3
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What I would check before purchasing any prjector is the cost of the replacement lamps..

We had one projector that the 'replacement lamp module' (consisted of a standard bulb with part of the glass reflector surrounding the bulb ground away to create ventiallation slots in the reflector, mounted on a Plastic base that was also the cover for the lamp bay) that module cost $485.00 absolutely ridiculous. The bulb they used was probably a $50.00 bulb, but the standard bulb wouldn't have the ventillation slots or mounting plate.

I'd rather spend an extra $100.00 on the projector to end up with a replacement lamp that is reasonably priced.

something to keep in mind when shopping.
 
  


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